PREP ROUNDUP: Sycamore stays undefeated
Sycamore’s girls tennis team remained unbeaten in conference play thanks to a 5-0 win over DeKalb.
Angelina Ye won, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1 singles for the Spartans, while Alexa Farris was a 6-2, 6-3 victor at No. 2 singles.
At No. 1 doubles, Sycamore’s team of Caitlyn Mereness and Aspen Paulsen got a 6-2, 6-0 win. Melanie Findlay and Alyssa Gregorec won, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 2 doubles, and Lauren Lundbeck and Kathryn Sullivan were 6-0, 6-1 winners at No. 3 doubles.
“The scores looked pretty one-sided in a way, but I didn’t think we played as well as we played in the Auburn Tournament Saturday,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “I was happy for the win, happy for the scores, but I think we can play better.”
The Spartans are 8-0-1 and 3-0 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East.
Hawks sweep Leland-Earlville: Dani Clark had six kills and nine blocks for Hiawatha in a 25-15, 25-18 win over Leland-Earlville. Ashley Tamraz had 17 digs for the Hawks, and Savanna Campbell added 10 assists in the teams’ conference opener.
“The Hawks played together as one team very well tonight. The girls were communicating and anticipating Leland-Earlville’s attacks, which led to great digs and solid attacks for us,” Hiawatha coach Jenna Araujo said. “The girls are continuing to improve, and we are focusing on getting better every day. They showed that tonight.”
Hiawatha is 2-4 overall and 1-0 in the Little Ten Conference.
Royals top Bobcats in three: Hinckley-Big Rock beat Somonauk, 26-24, 22-25, 30-28.
Beth Klein had eight kills, eight digs and four blocks for the Royals, and Lauren Paver finished with seven kills, 12 digs and five blocks. Jaime Beitel had 13 digs for H-BR.
Allison Humes finished with 10 kills and 11 assists for Somonauk, and Jacquelyn Thorp added nine kills.
T’wolves swept: Serena defeated Indian Creek, 25-22, 25-18.
Ariel Russell had an ace and seven digs for the Timberwolves. Dallas Boehne finished with six assists, amd Kristen Hauck added five points and two kills for Indian Creek (2-3, 0-2 LTC).
“We just need to come out and play competitively,” Timberwolves coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “Play with a lot of heart and keep the energy up.”
Indians fall: Coal City beat Sandwich, 25-15, 25-16. Melissa Tassone had eight digs for the Indians.
Barbs, Knights play to draw: DeKalb tied Kaneland 0-0. Cully Hicks had three saves for the Barbs (2-1-4, 0-0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East).
"It was a real hard-fought conference game between two teams that are looking to vie for the conference championship," DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. "I thought we played a very good defensive game."
H-BR third at triangular: Austin Scott had a 47 and Dirk Schoger finished with a 48 as Hinckley-Big Rock took third at a triangular at Spring Valley Golf Course.
Midland won the meet with a 179, Spring Valley Hall was second at 192 and the Royals finished with a 194.
Daniel Small had a 49 for H-BR and Tyler Runge finished with a 50.
Sandwich wins: Wilson Wright shot a 40 for Sandwich in a 172-187 win over Reed-Custer.
Davis Brown finished with a 41 for the Indians.
Filicetti medals for T’wolves: Indian Creek’s Virginia Filicetti shot 45 in a dual meet against Plano, earning medalist honors.
The Reapers defeated the Timberwolves, 222-227.
Indian Creek is 4-4.
“We were hurt tonight because we were missing two of our varsity players,” T’wolves coach Keith Haag said.